Dr. Akers was born Oct. 2, 1920, in Coffeyville, Kan., the son of Oliver Bryon Akers and Mary Lilly Keller Akers.
Dr. Akers married Lorene Cox on Dec. 24, 1946, at her parent's home, near Mound City, Kan.
Dr. Akers graduated from Mound City High School in 1938. He then served in World War II in the 127th Field Artillery Battalion.
After returning from the service, he graduated in 1949 from Pittsburg State Teacher's College, Pittsburg, Kan., and Kansas University Medical School in 1953, followed by a year's internship at Menorah Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
Dr. Akers practiced medicine at the Newman-Young Clinic in Fort Scott, Kan., from 1954 until his retirement in 1986.
He served on the Fort Scott Community College Board of Trustees and the Kansas State Medicare Board.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a Life Member of Kansas University Alumni Association, the American Legion, the VFW, and a 50-year member of the American Academy of Family Practitioners.
Survivors include his wife, Lorene Akers, Pioneer Ridge Assisted Living, Lawrence, Kansas, and two sons, Greg Akers and wife Tammy of Wichita, Kan., and Brent Akers and wife Pam of Flower Mound, Texas.
Also surviving are six grandsons, Ryan, Todd, Kyle, Dylan, and Scott Akers of Flower Mound and Terry Akers of Wichita.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Suzan Rochelle Akers in 1967, and two half-brothers, George Keller of California and John Davis of Indiana.
Rev. Paul Babcock will conduct services at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the First United Methodist Church, Fort Scott, Kan.
Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Scott with military honors provided by Olson, Frary, Burkhart Post 1165 VFW Memorial Detail.
Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church, Fort Scott Community College, or Fort Scott Mercy Health Center and may be left in care of Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.